It was a painful 12 hour shift.
Lisa has worked for the local hospital for 21 years. She has battle wounds to show. It’s a 4 days on 3 days off schedule.
In the morning she rounds, sees patients and reports to her team. One thing that people don’t understand about nursing; it’s hard, physical work.
Yet, this is the work that wouldn’t get done if it weren’t for nurses. Lisa, like many other nurses would change dressings, check-in with patients, take vitals, and help out with daily activities.
She ran back and forth like a chicken with her head cut off all day.
And this went on for years and it began to take a toll on her legs and feet.
You could see the throbbing veins in her legs. Her left leg would tingle. It was a pain that was UNBEARABLE.
Both legs would burn like Louisiana Hot Sauce by the end of her shift. She looked for remedies, cures, ailments, potions the ‘whole nine’.
Lisa almost quit. Nothing worked.
She spoke to a friend George who worked as an administrator at her hospital.
George didn’t have a background in healthcare — just a ton of common sense.
He mentioned she could try doing a Root Cause Analysis. Lisa’s face went blank like. It was all foreign.
A root cause analysis is used in the business world; to get to the bottom of a problem or symptom. Picture the tip of an iceberg sticking out of a body of water.
Underneath the water, is a mass of ice — your problem.
He showed her a commonly known method; the ‘5 why’ method of root cause analysis.
It goes something like this:
I have Foot and killer leg pain after a long day…
Answer: I work too much
Answer: My legs and feet need a break
Answer: I have poor circulation
Answer: Leg pain, swelling, tingling
Answer: Being on my feet all day stops the blood flow to my legs and feet.
Is it a really a problem.
Complications from standing occur in people who stand more than 60% of a work day over several days a week. It’s kind of subjective so we don’t know exactly how many people suffer from complications.
But, complications may be slouching, varicose veins, cardiovascular disorders, joint compression, muscle fatigue.
Forget about all of this, we’re after the root cause, remember?
You’re problem may be something entirely different. It shouldn’t stop you from trying things that work. In the process you see what isn’t working for you.
Some of the complications above will be refractory to things you try. Nothing will help.
This strategy, is for people that have problems with tired feet and legs. And in some cases other ailments can compounded. You feel tired but, it’s something entirely different. So, see your physician if things persist or worsen.
I run a company that fuses health and technology to provide transformative products. I’ve been working in the area of healthcare for the past twenty years.
Won’t affect me…
At some point the things that I am talking about will be an issue. What I will show you today will work across different scenarios.
It affects people of all walks of life. Human anatomy is the same. Sure, there are variations but most people should respond to a solution that works.
I’m about to show you an amazing way to rid yourself of pain by understanding what’s behind your pain.
Let’s keep things simple…
I have heard the same complaints from 100s of people about leg and foot fatigue and pain.
Nurses, docs, bartenders, firefighters, policeman, restaurant workers, factory workers, tech workers and the list goes on have benefited from this one approach.
Once you take the right steps. Your won’t have the pain and fatigue that you’ve gotten used to over the years.
Does a compression work for everyone?
It did for Lisa. She started wearing compression socks and her foot and leg went away. A compression sock allows blood to flow through your lower legs and feet back to your heart. It helps to restore blood flow to your legs and feet.
People from all walks of life use compression socks. And they swear by them.
Traveler’s commonly use them on flights. The use of a compression socks leaves them with less ankle swelling, leg and foot pain.
Total cure all and I’ve tried everything in the past
I am not saying that the socks are a total cure all. But, some people say that their legs felt better — almost like magic.
Do I need a prescription?
Compression sock can be prescribed but, you can also get them over the counter.
There are indications where you would need a prescription. If you have serious health issues like clotting disorders etc. I advise you to consult your doctor.
What types are out there? Knee high? Thigh high?
One of the most common uses of compression socks are for travel.
We’ve been working on our sock that zips. It goes up to the thigh to prevent clots and to keep the circulation moving in your legs. A product that is well thought out like this caters to a certain type of person.
It may be you. Lengths that are run of the mill include: 6 inch, 9 inch and 12 inch.
You’ll get full compression benefits from these lengths. Something that is less than 6 inches will not be able to perform its function.
How long do they last?
With proper care they’ll last for years. See our sock guide for a rundown on how to wash and care for your socks.
What do they cost and should I just buy cheap ones
People are usually thinking about cost. Price is one thing and value is another.
The cheapest sock means that you’ll be headed back to the store for another batch soon, you want be happy with what you have.
A sock that costs a bit more but, that has a built-in slight compression, compression options, a fabric that feels like the inside of a Porsche 911.
Now…you are talking.
Buy it once and have it for a longer time. It’s a kind of investment where you get more for your money. But, there’s more…
When purchasing, it’s always important to understand a brand philosophy.
Do they just sell a product under a logo? Are they interested in providing solutions to problems.
Can I trust the brands out there?
Well, Nike, Patagonia and Costco are pretty much the same sock.
Same weave, different day.
Patagonia is a good brand. And, in fact there doing a lot in the area of sustainability. Although, their sock is the same sock they’ve been using for the last 50 years.
I like Costco; they have products there that are really worth the trip. When it comes to socks, you’re getting a basic sock. It’s very similar to Patagonia or Nike.
I don’t have anything against these brands. They’ve been doing what doing what they are used to.
Need an antibacterial?
Anti-microbial: It’s good to know that some socks use naturally occurring components, as an antimicrobial/bacterial/odor (and chemical-free) solution to what has appeared to be a never- ending problem.
Testing results show addresses this and other studies show that these substances meet the requirements as a sustainable treatment and solution that is not yet available in chemical, ionic silver, or metals applications.
In the past, the sock industry has relied on chemicals and heavy metals to create many benefits. Products like these may be related to health issues and these metal additives do wash out relatively quickly.
Today, people are more mindful of the health effects and reject unwanted chemicals and all metals.
You want a product that is safe for infants while being landfill friendly.
Your legs and feet provide support for your entire body.
Leg and foot pain can be a signal of some underlying process. So, always look ahead by taking the right measures.
A compression sock is a great way to restore blood flow.
And it’s not only for travelers but, they can be used in a variety of situations.